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The Best Quotes About Military Professionalism

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A list of the best military professionalism quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous military professionalism quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic military professionalism quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational military professionalism quotes from that same writer.

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    "Deception is a tactic: use it. Do whatever it takes to win."

    Janet Morris
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    ‎"Niko and his women will be the death of all the Stepsons yet."

    Janet Morris, Chris Morris
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    Tempus would be protected, better shielded from whatever the Stepson thought threatening, if love could heal and save.

    Janet Morris, Chris Morris
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    Hug my crack.

    Janet Morris, Critias
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    "Be polite to all, friendly to none. Be professional. Be ready to kill everyone and everything."

    Janet Morris, Chris Morris
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    ‎"Gather the shards of your courage. Patch together what resolve you can. We'll find this thing -- and kill it."

    Janet Morris, Chris Morris
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    One man can make another’s life so much better.

    Janet Morris, Chris Morris
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    Some nights, valor and cold purpose aren't enough.

    Janet Morris, Chris Morris
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    "Volunteer for what?"

    Janet Morris, Chris Morris
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    You count up your dead, every one. Always. Recall them, each and all – every face, every heart.

    Janet Morris, Chris Morris
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    "Let fools believe what fools believe."

    Janet Morris
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    "Keep your enemies at a distance, your partners close at hand."

    Janet Morris, Chris Morris
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    "And what do the Theban hoplites see in this extended rending of the sky, this white-bright glory of Enlil's lightning? The future, but not theirs: paired cavalry fighters; formed ranks of armored death; grim men on their tall horses with lightning limning weapons tailored to the task; men spoiling for a fight if the gods allowed -- the Sacred Band of Stepsons, out from shadows and the dark."

    Janet Morris, Chris Morris
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    "Sacred Bands and elite squadrons aren't what the mercenaries' guild is about. Field them at your peril."

    Janet Morris
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    "One would. One does."

    Janet Morris
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    "When you give death, you give of your own life -- every time."

    Janet Morris
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    By Enlil's prong, give the boy a chance."

    Chris Morris
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    To save something, where precious little can be saved. Again and again. To tip a balance, change destiny, trick fate.

    Chris Morris, Critias
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    Sometimes a man does what he'd most like to avoid.

    Janet Morris, Chris Morris
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    "Every man's in his own hands, with a little help from his brothers."

    Janet Morris
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    "We know. We've seen it all before."

    Janet Morris, Chris Morris
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    "Kiss my pommel."

    Janet Morris, Chris Morris